NYDFS—First Enforcement Action under Cybersecurity Regulation

By , and on July 29, 2020

On July 21, 2020, the New York Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) announced that it had filed its first enforcement action under 23 NYCRR 500 (the “Cybersecurity Regulation”) against a large title insurance provider. Covered entities should closely monitor this enforcement action.

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